What is Kuali?

Kuali Research, is Marquette University’s new electronic system for proposal submission, research compliance and grants management. Provided by KualiCo, it is designed to simplify and streamline application submission, award processing, and grant administration for the university and provide a central web-based repository of proposal, award and other information.

Marquette is implementing Kuali Research’s numerous modules in phases. The compliance modules, including Institutional Review Board and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, are expected for future implementation.

All external grant applications submitted by Marquette University Faculty and Staff will need to be developed and approved through the Kuali system as of July 1, 2018. To view the timeline of when each department begins implementing the new system, view the Kuali Proposal Development Rollout Schedule.

View our introduction to Kuali PowerPoint slides.

Submitting Proposals in Kuali

The Kuali Proposal Development module allows Investigators to prepare and route their grant applications electronically for institutional approval, and in some cases submit directly through the system. Faculty and staff who are submitting applications will need to go into the system to initiate the application and complete a few basic steps. With the help of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), budgets will be developed and proposal documents will be uploaded. When the application is substantially complete the proposal is submitted into routing for electronic review and approval.

The routing process, including having substantially complete documents, must begin a minimum of 3 business days before the sponsor deadline. Following approval, the proposal is either submitted by ORSP or the Investigator is notified that she/he can submit to the sponsor.

Open Kuali

PDF Guides: Starting a Proposal  |  Proposal Type Definitions  |  Approving a Proposal  |

Viewing Award Information 


The entire campus will be required to use Kuali beginning on July 1. If you missed our previous on-campus training sessions, you can view the Introduction to Kuali slides or request training from ORSP. Additional training sessions will be scheduled soon.


Email kualihelp@marquette.edu for any Kuali related questions.